On Friday (October 1, 2021), residents of Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach reported a strange smell in the air, similar to gas. On Saturday (October 2, 2021), an oil spill was identified. As a result several Orange County beaches were closed, events were canceled, and clean-up efforts began. The oil spill has since been controlled, but only after 126,000 gallons of oil spilled into the ocean. The oil spill is believed to be a result of a damaged pipeline connected to Elly, an oil platform about 6 mills offshore. The oil platform is operated by Beta Offshore, which is a Long Beach unit of Houston’s Amplify Energy. The oil spill can be seen stretching approximately 6 miles from Huntington Beach to Dana Point.
When we think of an oil spill, most of us automatically think of the wildlife that is affected – as we have seen plenty of heartbreaking images in the past of wildlife washing up on shore covered in oil. Because on the focus on wildlife, some of the other effects of oil spills often go ignored. Many industries, including the fishing industry and tourism industry, among others, are affected by oil spills – with businessowners and property owners facing unimaginable financial losses.
Depending on how you were affected by the oil spill that is affecting beaches in Huntington, Newport, and Laguna, you might have grounds to sue. In fact, you could have grounds to participate in an Amplify Energy class action lawsuit for the property damage and other financial losses caused by the oil spill. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue, it is essential that you seek legal assistance immediately.
Here at Downtown L.A. Law Group, our attorneys are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to understand your right to sue for the property damage and financial losses associated with the oil spill. If you are ready to discuss your legal options with the experts at our law firm, do not hesitate to contact our experts immediately.
Regardless of the industry in which you are in, our experts can help you sue and recover the payout that you are owed.
How the Oil Spill has Affected Different Industries
The oil spill has damaged multiple industries. Although the effect that the oil spill has had and will continue to have is not immediately obvious, it is important that it does not go unseen.
The most obvious industry affected is the fishing industry. Oil spills are toxic to wildlife. Fish die due to the oil and wash up on shore – this dramatically decreases their numbers. Surviving fish are often contaminated and no longer safe for consumption. Without a doubt, this applies to fish and other wildlife, like shrimp, crabs, shellfish, etc.
If the fishing industry is hurting, then the restaurant industry is also hurting. Many of these restaurants along Orange County beaches depend on the local fishing industry to keep fresh fish, shrimp, etc. on their menus for an appropriate price. Without the local fishing industry, restaurant owners have to look for product elsewhere, which can be very expensive and often sacrifices quality.
Likewise, the tourist industry is also affected. Many people book ocean-front hotels with the expectation that they will be able to spend a lot of time at the beach. If beaches are closed due to oil spills, tourism will reduce significantly, resulting in loss of business revenue for hotels and motels alike. This also applies to short-term vacation rentals available through Airbnb and similar services.
Unfortunately, real estate is also among the industries that can be affected by an oil spill. When the local economy comes to a halt and the wildlife and views are compromised, property values decrease significantly.
Do You Have the Right to Sue?
Affected parties could potentially have the right to pursue damage to fishing industry claims, restaurant financial damage claims, property damage coastal resident’s claims, etc. You could definitely pursue a claim if you sustained property loss or any damages to your business or revenue as a result of the oil spill. You could even participate in a class action lawsuit.
Is there a lawsuit already? Is there a class action lawsuit against Amplify Energy? Yes, a lawsuit has already been filed against the company; however, it is not too late for you to join. For more information about how to join a class action lawsuit against Amplify Energy, it is essential that you seek legal assistance immediately. You need guidance from a lawyer and a law firm that can file a lawsuit against Amplify Energy for oil spill damage and financial losses.
For more information about your right to sue, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm as soon as possible.
Could You Be Compensated?
Yes, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation for the property damage or financial losses resulting from the oil spill. How much could you recover? The answer to this question will be based on the details surrounding your lawsuit; therefore, the best thing that you could do is speak with a lawyer. You can trust that our lawyers are ready to fight for your right to recover the compensation that you are owed. In fact, our lawyers are ready to help you recover the maximum recovery possible.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
Downtown L.A. Law Group is ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and fight for your right to a fair recovery. Our class action lawsuit lawyers are ready to guide you every step of the way to help you hold Amplify Energy responsible for your losses. If you are interested in discussing your claim with our experts, contact us today. We offer free legal services, which include free consultations as well as free second opinions. During these free legal services, our expert attorneys will answer your questions and address your concerns; we will give you absolutely all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim.
We work on a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will not have to pay upfront legal fees to benefit from our legal services. In addition, we work on a strict contingency structure; therefore, our clients will not be responsible for paying anything until after reaching a positive claim outcome.
If you are ready to discuss your right to sue Amplify Energy for losses associated with the recent oil spill, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm as soon as possible.